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Price History for Scott 27 in Used 95 Grade

Scott No.
Denom.
Condition
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50
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70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
27
5c
82
13
2
11
2
3
7
4
0
0
0
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1074
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1074, 5c-30c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-38)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Brilliant color, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins and with outer projections completely untouched by the perfs, well-struck "New Orleans La. May 19, 1859" circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT BRICK RED. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES IN EXISTENCE -- THIS REMARKABLE STAMP IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST AWARDED.

Ex "Tahoe" and Merlin. With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $14,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only five others share this grade. This is the first in this grade we have offered since 2013.

1,450
9,500
2013-12-17
The Golden Oak Collection of Superb United States
139
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 139, 1c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Brilliant color in the distinctive Brick Red shade, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins and with outer projections completely untouched by the perfs, unobtrusive strike of New Orleans circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT BRICK RED. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES IN EXISTENCE -- THIS REMARKABLE STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 1982 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $13,200.00). Only three others share this desirable grade, which is the highest awarded.

1,650
10,000
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2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
54
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1034, Lot Number 54, 1857-60 Issue and 1875 Reprint (Scott 18-47)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Brilliant color, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins and with outer projections completely untouched by the perfs, well-struck "New Orleans La. May 19, 1859" circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT BRICK RED. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES IN EXISTENCE -- THIS REMARKABLE STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST AWARDED.

Ex Tahoe. With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $13,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only three others share this grade. This statistic has not changed since we last offered this stamp in 2008.

1,650
8,000
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2012-06-07
The Natalee Grace Collection of Used U.S. Stamps, Part One
68
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1024, Lot Number 68, 5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-30A)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Brilliant color in the distinctive Brick Red shade, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins and with outer projections completely untouched by the perfs, well-struck New Orleans La. 1859 circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT BRICK RED. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES IN EXISTENCE -- THIS REMARKABLE STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

With 2001 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $13,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date, and only three others share this grade. This statistic has not changed in over three years.

1,650
11,500
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2008-02-27
The Tahoe Collection of Superb Used U.S. Stamps
17
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 951, Lot Number 17, 1857-60 Issue5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Brilliant color, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins and with outer projections completely untouched by the perfs, well-struck "New Orleans La. May 19, 1859" circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT BRICK RED. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES IN EXISTENCE -- THIS REMARKABLE STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

Many collectors know this issue by type and shade, but fewer are aware of the order of production (or release). This state of confusion is partly due to the Scott Catalogue. The distinctive Brick Red shade of the 5c 1857 Issue comes first in the series of Scott-listed perforated 5c issues, but its true release date comes later in the sequence.

Based on dated covers, the 5c Type I shades were released in the following order: 1) Red Brown, Scott 28, EDU 8/23/1857; 2) Indian Red, Scott 28A, EDU 3/31/1858; 3) Brick Red, Scott 27, EDU 10/6/1858; 4) Brown, Scott 29, EDU 3/21/1859, almost certainly the last printing from the first 5c plate. The second 5c plate was made from a new six-relief transfer roll with the design projections cut away at top and bottom, to varying degrees. The Type II Brown was issued first (Scott 30A, EDU 5/4/1860), and the Orange Brown printing from the same plate followed about one year later (Scott 30, EDU 5/8/1861).

The first 5c sheets to be perforated in mid-1857 undoubtedly came from the unissued supply of 5c imperforate sheets in the "1856" Red Brown shade. These are akin to 1c perforated stamps from Plate 1 Late (Type IV, Scott 23) and Plate 2, and 3c perforated stamps from the Type I plate (Scott 25). Covers dated during the second half of 1857 and first quarter of 1858 have 5c stamps in the "1856" shade of Red Brown, which look like Scott 12 with perforations. By March 31, 1858, the EDU of the Indian Red shade, a second printing must have been made. We suspect that the entire family of Red Brown, Bright Red Brown and Indian Red shades -- all of which differ from the "1856" Red Brown -- were printed at the same time during the first quarter of 1858. No one has established a separate EDU for an "1858" Red Brown (Scott 28) -- separated from the earlier perforated "1856" Red Brown, which has the same Scott number -- thus our hypothesis cannot yet be supported by an EDU. If we are correct, the "1858" Red Brown and Indian Red should have similar EDU dates.

The Brick Red EDU of October 6, 1858, and its predominant use in early 1859 indicate either a separate printing (3rd Quarter 1858) or a later release date for stamps printed earlier. The Brick Red color is so far removed from any of the other 5c shades, we strongly suspect it was made inadvertently while the printers tried to match the earlier 1856 Red Brown. The Brick Red shade is actually closer to some of the 3c 1851 shades than it is to the 5c 1856. Sheets of the irregular 5c shades (Brick Red) would have been added to the stacks along with the subsequent Red Brown, Bright Red Brown and Indian Red sheets. However, when stamps were issued to post offices, the "color corrected" sheets would be released before the "irregular" Brick Red sheets were distributed.

Looking at the EDU's, there is a largely consistent pattern of new 5c printings at the beginning of each year in 1858 (Red Brown), 1859 (Brown), 1860 (Type II Brown) and 1861 (Type II Orange Brown). The only exceptions to this pattern are the "1856" Red Brown perforated sheets released in mid-1857, which make sense in the context of the first perforated issue, and the October 1858 Brick Red. The Brick Red stamps are much too scarce and limited in their distribution (New Orleans and a few other scattered post offices) to constitute a separate printing in 1858. In our opinion, it makes more sense if they were printed as part of the 1st Quarter 1858 printing, but released later in the year when needed.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $8,750.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date, and only three others share this grade

1,800
14,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2017-09-19
The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
29
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 29, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Beautifully centered with perfs clear of the design at virtually every point, vibrant Brick Red color, light 1859 circular datestamp cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLY BEAUTIFUL 1857 5-CENT BRICK RED WITH OUTSTANDING COLOR, CENTERING AND LIGHT CANCELLATION.

Ex Kirke. With 2006 P.F., 2005 and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $5,100.00)

1,600
2,800
2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3077
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3077, 5c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-39)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Beautifully centered with perfs clear of the design at virtually every point, vibrant Brick Red color, light 1859 circular datestamp cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLY BEAUTIFUL 1857 5-CENT BRICK RED WITH OUTSTANDING COLOR, CENTERING AND LIGHT CANCELLATION.

With 2006 P.F., 2005 and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $4,250.00)

1,650
3,500
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2012-03-01
United States Stamps
372
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1019, Lot Number 372, 1c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Radiant color, wonderfully well-centered with wide margins, perfs well clear of outer projections on all sides, face-free grid cancel at top

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1857 ISSUE IN THE DISTINCTIVE BRICK RED COLOR. ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLES OF THIS STAMP IN EXISTENCE.

The distinctive Brick Red color is unlike any of the 5c 1856-61 shades and was probably an ink mixture anomaly in the first printing of 1858 when the rich Red Brown stamps with perforations were produced. Stamps printed in Brick Red were not released until later, which gives them an October 1858 earliest documented use date. They are notoriously difficult to find in sound, centered and lightly-cancelled condition, the three virtues possessed by this stamp.

With 2003 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $4,250.00). Only four have graded higher to date, all at 95

1,650
3,500
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2008-03-25
United States Stamps
205
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 205, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Beautifully centered with margins virtually clear of the design all around, vibrant Brick Red color, light 1859 circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLE 5-CENT BRICK RED WITH OUTSTANDING COLOR, CENTERING AND LIGHT CANCELLATION.

With 2006 P.F. and 2005 and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $4,350.00)

1,800
4,250
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
2129
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2129, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Lovely warm color and detailed impression, well-struck "New Orleans La. May 17" circular datestamp cancel, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $3,000.00)

1,450
1,300
2017-05-11
United States Stamps
3328°
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3328, 1851-60 Issues (Scott 5-39)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Brilliant color, well-balanced margins, neat strike of 1859 year-dated cancel, Very Fine and choice, a pretty stamp, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $3,000.00)

1,600
1,700
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2015-07-28
United States Stamps
85
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 85, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Radiant color, face-free strike of circular datestamp, wide and balanced margins, most recent certificate notes two tiny toned spots at top which are insignificant, still Very Fine, with 1977 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $3,000.00), this would surely have graded much higher were it not for the tiny toned spots

1,600
1,800
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2013-07-16
United States Stamps
149
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 1050, Lot Number 149, 5c-90c 1857-60 Issue and 1875 Reprint (Scott 27-46)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Brilliant color, well-balanced margins, neat strike of 1859 year-dated cancel, Very Fine and choice, a pretty stamp, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $2,500.00)

1,700
1,400
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2010-10-26
United States Stamps
5243
PSE 80
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5243, 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Bright color and exceptionally well-centered for this difficult issue, New Orleans circular datestamp, Very Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $1,600.00)

1,800
900
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
75
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
94
PSE 75
 
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 94, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 21-39)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Brilliant color on bright paper, choice centering, neat strike of New Orleans circular datestamp cancel, single short perf at top, appears Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. and 2019 P.S.E. certificates, only the latter mentioning the short perf (F-VF 75; SMQ $1,100.00, downgraded substantially for the short perf)

1,450
650
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